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No Gonzo, No Problem: Mariano Rivera and the Yankees Avoid Near-2001 Meltdown

style="text-align: left;">It was definitely not the most well-played game ever, but it was an instant classic for the 2010 season—at least for the Yankees, anyway.

The Bombers went into the ninth inning trailing 5-4. Derek Jeter and Nick Swisher both walked to lead off the inning against Aaron Heilman. Mark Teixeira’s ground ball moved them to second and third, and A-Rod hit a sacrifice fly to score Jeter.

Mariano Rivera had a one-two-three bottom of the ninth and they headed to the 10th tied 5-5

Leading off the bottom of the 10th, Curtis Granderson smacked a home run to deep right field to give the Yankees a one-run lead. Jeter would later ground into a double play and Rivera grounded ...

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